Definition of Aphotic

1. Adjective. Lacking light; especially not reached by sunlight. "The aphotic depths of the sea where no photosynthesis occurs"

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Definition of Aphotic

1. a. Without light.

Definition of Aphotic

1. Adjective. having no light, especially no sunlight ¹

2. Adjective. (chiefly) describing that part of the deep oceans and lakes where photosynthesis is not possible ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aphotic

1. lacking light [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aphotic

aphorismer
aphorismers
aphorisms
aphorist
aphoristic
aphoristical
aphoristically
aphorists
aphorize
aphorized
aphorizer
aphorizers
aphorizes
aphorizing
aphotesthesia
aphotic (current term)
aphotic zone
aphotometric
aphrasia
aphrasias
aphrenia
aphrite
aphrodisiacal
aphrodisiacs
aphrodisian
aphrodite
aphrodites

Literary usage of Aphotic

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1. Theory of Electricity and Magnetism by Charles Emerson Curry (1897)
"APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF PRECEDING ARTICLE TO AERODYNAMICS AND ELECTRICITY (ASONIC AND aphotic MOTIONS). The illustrations of the previous article ..."

2. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"... aphotic plankton, it may be assumed that the aphotic benthos possesse at least bacteria. iv. THE BENTHOS OF COLD TEMPERATE SEAS ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"A Study of the Class of Electric and Magnetic Oscillations known as aphotic.' JE Davies. ' Some Facts in Regard to the Development of ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"A Study of the Class of Electric and Magnetic Oscillations known as aphotic.' JE Davies. ' Some Facts iu Regard to the Development of ..."

5. A Text-book of Geology: For Use in Universities, Colleges, Schools of by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1915)
"... or the zone of transparency, and the dark region, where plants do not live, is known as the aphotic region, or the zone where sunlight is absent. ..."

6. Herodotus by Herodotus (1828)
"VI. They continued therefore at Euboea, and came to a battle. The Barbarians arriving at break of day at aphotic, had before heard that the Greeks at Arte- ..."

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